Abstract

A single-frequency diode-pumped Q-switched Er, Yb:phosphate glass laser that oscillates at an eye-safe 1.54μm wavelength has been developed for use in coherent Doppler lidar. A maximum TEM00mode Q-switched output energy of 10.9  mJ and a relatively long pulse width of 228  ns were obtained at a repetition rate of 15  Hz by use of a modified 2-m-long telescopic cavity. Frequency stability of as high as ±1.9MHz standard deviation and a side-mode suppression ratio of more than 30  dB were also achieved.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription